The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The MR crew is back with a news roundup!

On today's show: Ro Khanna explains the problem with Dems endorsing PAYGO. Call your House Rep at 202-255-3121 and tell them deficit spending is fine! Elizabeth Warren announces presidential campaign. How would she fare against Trump? Outgoing Democratic senator Joe Donnelly warns his party: When you talk "Medicare-for-all," you "start losing the people in my state."

On the fun half: Terry McAuliffe says free college isn't good because rich people would get it too, but Medicare-for-all "or whatever you want to call it" needs to happen. Flashback: Hillary Clinton uses the same attack on free college. Pompeo says Brazil and US will work to bring "democracy" back to Venezuela. Mike from PA provides perspective on Warren's strengths and weaknesses. Candace Owens claims Trump's popular with the youth generation because he's "punk rock." Louie CK's terrible stand up on kids today, gender pronouns. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 1-2-19-MR-News-pub.mp3
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November 24, 2017

Today, historian William Hogeland joins us to discuss his book “Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West.”

July 24 Conservative Editor Weirded Out After Being Inspired By AOC's Socialism In Person
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Oct 3 Steven Crowder Owned By His Alexa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fIkM-XsW2A&t=1s

One Year Ago, Mike Cernovich FREAKED On Sam And Made A Total Ass of Himself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrP9BrfjHuM

Direct download: Tuesday_Jan_1_William_Hogeland.mp3
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Today, an interview with historian Anna-Lisa Cox on her new book, “The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.” Cox uncovers the early history of America’s black frontiersman in the late 18th century, and what happened to what was once the largest area on earth set aside for equality in the NW territory (Ohio, Indiana, etc). Why white supremacist movements of the early 19th century were a response to black success and not black failure on the frontier. What America might look like had laws coded to privilege whites not destroyed the black frontier. The co-ed, interracial boarding schools of Indiana in the 1840s, started by African-American famers, and later burned down.

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June 22 Dave Rubin Foolishly Tells Oxford 'Structural Racism' is Imaginary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM64o5QoXsA&t=327s

June 23 Libertarianism May Never Recover From Dave Rubin's Epic Stupidity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ62JMeRMmM&t=2s

June 30 FDR Calls The Show To Cheer Us All Up
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Direct download: Monday_Jan_31_Anna_Lisa_Cox.mp3
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August 30, 2018

Emily Ogden talks to us about her book ‘Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism.’ Franz Mesmer’s animal magnetism as a “scientific” kind of folk magic. The relationship between mesmerists and debunkers. The parallels in “rationality as totemic device” between the mesmerists and the New Atheists. What to make of the dupes?

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Franz Mesmer’s animal magnetism as a “scientific” for of folk magic. The relationship between mesmerists and debunkers. The parallels in “rationality as totemic device” between the mesmerists and the New Atheists. What to make of the dupes?

June 1 How A Comedian Was Targeted By Feds For Joking About ICE
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June 15 Dave Rubin's Nonsense Brings Joe Rogan's Show To A Screeching Halt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f50IF8cgTF0&index=7&t=375s&list=LLbXHnD023X8I_NFsh9fkTkg

Direct download: Friday_28_Emily_Ogden_Mesmerism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

June 26, 2018

Dr. Henry Giroux, writer, cultural critic, and professor at McMaster University joins us to discuss his latest book, American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism, a collection of essays that reckons with the swell of white-supremacy, anti-immigrant policy, and everyday-racism that has taken hold and prospered in our highest offices and permeated our mass culture.

Giroux questions what it would take for Americans to stand up to such injustices and what we’re willing to give up before our democracy is rendered unrecognizable. Giroux details how fascism grows incrementally, with people living their daily lives until their basic liberties are taken away. If violence becomes the only resolution to our set of social problems, our neoliberal political landscape becomes inoperable. Our political language is more codified than ever, it’s a language that maintains power for political elites in Washington (hence Trump).

Power is not just about domination, it’s about resistance. Operating at the local level is the beginning of political education. Bobby DeNiro calling Trump a jerk does nothing to change our politics. Younger generations have lived the consequences of Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and their ability to communicate via social media has given hope to an alternative to neoliberalism. The younger generations are offering community spaces and opportunities as tonics to endless capitalism and profit-making. Reforms are limited, but in the most immediate sense, they can save peoples’ lives.

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April 11 Sam Harris Lights Career On Fire In Ezra Klein Debate
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May 3 Caller's Epic Laundry List Of Majority Report Thank Yous
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May 17 Alex Jones Hilariously Runs Away from His Own Insane Fan
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April 6, 2018

Julie Wilson is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She joins us today to discuss her new textbook, ‘Neoliberalism.’

What “neoliberalism” is and how it differs from classical liberalism. The role of the state in promoting neoliberalism via policy that privileges “free markets.” The different versions of neoliberalism advanced by Democrats and Republicans. The rise of neoliberalism in the late ’70s and early ’80s and how every president since Reagan has advanced it. The four D’s: dispossession, dis-imagination, de-democratization, and disposability. How social media and austerity train kids to think of themselves as market commodities who must compete with one other. How neoliberalism used the individualistic 1960s counter-culture for its own nefarious ends. How neoliberalism seeps into every aspect of our lives while simultaneously rendering itself invisible. The privatization of politics and what it means to be a neoliberal citizen. What we can do to resist neoliberalism in our everyday lives and become more communal and less alienated.

Jan 8 Republican Responds To Harassment Allegations In The WORST Way Possible
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Feb 8 Jordan Peterson's Countdown To Total Meltdown Begins On Fox and Friends
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March 6 Friend Of The Show Jordan Peterson Calls In
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Direct download: Wednesday_Julie_Wilson_Neoliberalism.mp3
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Alex Pareene joins the show to reflect on 2018, a very normal year. Sam has a conspiracy theory on why Trump was able to get by for so long before this despite doing blatant crimes. Alex, Sam, Michael, and Matt all bet on whether Bernie will run.

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Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), Judy Gold (@JewdyGold), Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) and Isabel Gillies (@isabelgillies) join us for the final Casual Friday of 2018!

On today's show: GoFundMe wall man says the wall is in our constitution. Benjamin P. Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), of Progressive Army and The North Star, joins us to discuss the latest news from Washington: Mattis resigns, Trump pulls out of Syria, and more. Stephen Miller goes full Stormfront (w/o spray hair), asks "how many people have to die?" before we build the wall. Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) joins us to wish this year good riddance. Trump explains why he needs wall funding in the spending budget: we'll be overrun by literal coyotes.

Film Guy Matthew (@langdonboom) and Isabel Gillies (@isabelgillies) join us to give us some movie recommendations for the break, including: Roma, Ozark, and Amour. The crew also recommends Thomas Sunkara documentary Land of Upright Men, Narcos, Escape at Dannemora, and late capitalist masterpiece Spring Breakers.

On the fun half: David Cicilline criticizes Kirstjen Nielsen for not knowing how many children have been separated at the border. Ted Lieu explains that immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans. Louie Gohmert defends family separation, says it's what Mueller is doing to Manafort. Brian Kilmeade says Trump is "refounding ISIS." Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Joining Michael Brooks on today's program is Kelly Weill from the Daily Beast to discuss her latest deep dive into the alt-right, "How YouTube Built a Radicalization Machine for the Far-Right." While YouTube's algorithm can be a great tool to learn how to hang shelves or paint a wall properly, it can also radicalize gamer teens and draw them into far-right ideas before they even know it. And there's no way out of YouTube's algorithm--there is no opt-out. Weill's reporting delves into the company's business model and explains how the far right online community perpetuates and builds up an echo-chamber via the YouTube algorithm. Some of the subjects interviewed were teens when they began watching Call of Duty videos which led to atheism video and eventually from there to race science and ethno-nationalist content. Weill posits that YouTube's problem is not primarily its content, but rather how its algorithm promotes content--the most radical videos will keep you watching, and that's all the algorithm objective, to keep you online.

Michael and Kelly then open up the conversation to regulating the digital media and social media spaces. How do we effectively regulate these monopolies? Nationalize them? Break them up? Government oversight? Finally, Michael and Kelly contemplate how platforms like YouTube have brought back certain questions that some time ago were exorcized from society. How do we draw the line between disengaging from these questions so as to not lend them credence while making sure that the vulnerable do not fall into the traps created by those with hateful ideologies?

And in the Fun Half: forecasting the inevitable 2019 UK general election, Brian Kilmeade: Middle East Foreign Policy Expert, the Texas English curriculum, the challenges of deplatforming and the first amendment, Paul Ryan says Trump is rejecting the Senate's short term spending bill, an update on Lula's imprisonment, Steven Pinker loves the Niskanen centrist plan of action, Elon Musk's Boring Loop lives up to its name, Jordan Peterson cried after eating his cousin in a dream, plus your lovely calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 12-20-18-Kelly_Weill-pub.mp3
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On today's show: Sam teases his debate with Brandon Straka of #WalkAway. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says we'll build the wall by taking funds from other departments. Fox and Friends guest Michael Goodwin suggests Trump voters crowdfund the wall. Jared Kushner gets behind federal prison reform because his dad is in federal prison. Ex-Republican explains why he walked away from the racist GOP. Elizabeth Warren introduces proposal to have the government make prescription drugs.

On the fun half: Simone Sanders explains how the "crisis at the border" is right wing talking point. John from San Antonio shares a personal experience with the US healthcare system. The connection between the criminalization of migration, NAFTA, and declining wages. Mother Jones EIC Clara Jeffery spreads lies to undermine Bernie. Tucker Carlson defends his show as advertisers flee; should anyone on the left care about "slippery slope" arguments re: speech? Mollie Hemingway says there was no collusion in Russia because Trump has no business there...now here's CNN's Chris Cuomo with a copy of a Moscow Tower letter of intent with Trump's signature. Judge Jeanine praises Flynn's judge. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 12-19-18-Sam_Seder-pub.mp3
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